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Joe Budden Gets Dragged On Social Media For Slut-shaming Women Who Wear Carnival Costumes

During Women's History Month, Joe Budden decided to slut-shame women who wear carnival costumes on his podcastThe Joe Budden Podcast with Rory & Mal, and social media users weren't here for it. 

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“These chicks can’t wait to put on Carnival outfits and be hoes," Budden mumbled during the “Leftover Lust” episode of his podcast.

Last week, celebrities like Ashanti, Lil Kim, Mya, and Chilli of TLC descended upon Trinidad to celebrate carnival, and Budden's co-host, Rory spoke about Mya's carnival experience, which sparked the rapper, reality TV star, and podcast host's comments.

Oyó

74.3k Likes, 663 Comments - Ashanti (@ashanti) on Instagram: "Oyó"

Just got back from Trinidad and Carnival was amazing!! S/O to my band @paparazzicarnival and the beautiful women from Trinidad who made my costume! Love you Trinidad!! ???????? #carnival2019

144.6k Likes, 4,030 Comments - Lil' Kim (@lilkimthequeenbee) on Instagram: "Just got back from Trinidad and Carnival was amazing!! S/O to my band @paparazzicarnival and the..."

Thank you Trinidad! Nothin' but love, joy, peace, good music & fun in the sun! #mya #planet9 ☀️ ????❤️????????????????❤️????☀️???????? #Trinidad ???????? #Carnival #2019 #TrinidadCarnival #Carnival2019 #Caribbean #melaninpoppin #Paparazzi Band //// Crown ????: @forthestarsfashionhouse // Make up ????: @brandyallen // Hair ????????‍♀️: @tiffdoeshair #vegan #crueltyfree #compassion #fashion #beauty #internationalwomensday

174.8k Likes, 6,298 Comments - MYA (@myaplanet9) on Instagram: "Thank you Trinidad! Nothin' but love, joy, peace, good music & fun in the sun! #mya #planet9 ☀️..."

#trinidad #carnival #douglagal

42.5k Likes, 1,678 Comments - Chilli (@therealchilli) on Instagram: "#trinidad #carnival #douglagal"

A lot of people on social media took to Twitter to air out their qualms with the rapper's comments.

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Joe Budden: These chicks cant wait to put on them carnival outfits and be hoes Caribbean People: Thats not what it represe..... Joe: https://t.co/MXypQUnbni

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THIRD OF ALL , the outfits are cute af . He just sounds like a hating ass nigga . Women are hoes now because they like to dance and wear costumes

 

RIANNA on Twitter

I am done! ???????????? See what happens when you talk about carnival Joe Budden?! ???? Leave it alone!!!

 

M'Backthatassup on Twitter

Joe Budden looks like a damn zozo in the face to be talking about Carnival is an excuse to put on a costume and be hoes. Who gave that one hit wonder a platform to speak? The retirement home doesn't have enough spots ? Lolol!!!???????? https://t.co/WLv925SF5D

????????Sydette is a firestarter???????? on Twitter

Also Joe Budden can always shut the entire FUCK UP. He's been a rampant misogynist to African American women so him having dumb shit about any place black women are happy and out of his control isn't shocking. I also don't give a damn

W.I. Rudey on Twitter

Whether Joe Budden was coming for West Indians or Americans, any expression of "hoe" is wrong. Idk who hurt these men but it's tiring how they feel the need to berate women because they see more than ankle skin. Get over your selves and accept that we do what we want to do!!!

dro(skie) don dada on Twitter

This is why I wish some of these women would stop buying into being FETISHIZED based off their ethnicity/nationality. Joe Budden & his comment on Carnival shows that males like him love "foreign/exotic" women but they don't respect their culture & he don't respect women PERIOD.

After receiving the ton of backlash on social media, Budden took to Instagram, in a now deleted post and apologized for his commentary.

“On my most recent podcast we were having a conversation about ‘other’ ppl appropriating Culture they weren’t apart of (as we normally do). We were not discussing Carnival, Caribbean Culture or anything of the sort and never would as I’m well aware of the strong and proud history & heritage,” he wrote.

“To anyone who heard that conversation and felt offended I’d like to humbly apologize, that’s just never my intention. To those of you outraged by this 7 second clip of audio being matched w pictures of beautiful women to push a narrative we aren’t adding to let me say, I didn’t publish that, those are not my thoughts or sentiments and I don’t feel that way. I can assure you your anger is misplaced. That isn’t journalism, it’s cheap clickbait to weaponize emotions to push an agenda. It’s irresponsible and in extremely poor taste but bullsh-t spreads fast so this needed to be said (I LOVE me some US)…Again I apologize to anyone I may have offended, Salute to most of y’all that know what time it is w me fr & the rest of y’all can feel however you may, it’s your right. Peace & love.”

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan